Every working Lezsquire needs a good briefcase.
And you'll be hard pressed to find a more awesome briefcase than Style No. 1005 from Sole Survivor Leather.
Let's face it: after law school (or once you otherwise enter the professional world), a backpack will no longer cut it. Your supervisors, clients, and co-workers expect you to look put-together and adult. So being the young'un who marches into work with knapsack slung over your shoulders (no matter how cool it may be...) is a big mistake.
Those of us with more masculine taste in style get a hard rap when it comes to bags. Feminine women have a plethora of purses and totes to choose from. It's a bit tougher finding something that suits those erring toward the other side of the gender spectrum.
Reminiscent of the harness belt, this sole survivor briefcase has striking good looks, classic styling, and a bit of an edge (hello "tongue" clasps). The fixtures are solid brass, so you know it's built to last. I think this is the perfect type of briefcase for the working queer who is going for professional respect while still remaining style conscious. At $350, this bag is an investment but quite a steal compared to some of those designer purses our more femmey friends may tote. And my bet is that it will last a lifetime and then some.